Industrial Sessions


Revealing the Future of Bridge Design and Engineering
Friday, September 23, 2016: 10:30-12:00

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is now an important aspect of all types of infrastructure project, bridges included. As a result, the next generation of Bentley’s bridge modeling software is purpose-built to support the standards and processes demanded by the designers and contractors who create, construct, maintain, and document bridges of all sizes and complexity.

Technology should provide engineers with the ability to create a workflow that promotes true bridge information mobility. That allows all stakeholders and disciplines to evaluate and share critical data from the planning and bidding phase, all the way through to commissioning, operations and maintenance.

This workshop explores some of the challenges working in this complex sector presents. Followed by an overview of Bentley’s software solution for bridges, including the recently released OpenBridge Modeler - your gateway to BIM for bridges, and the key to today’s design build projects, P3 and accelerated bridge construction.

This is where vision meets reality, so join Bentley’s bridge experts Barbara Day, P.E. and Jean-Pierre Chanard as they Reveal the Future of Bridge Design and Engineering. Discover how Bentley software can help you increase quality, improve safety, advance collaboration, test constructability, mitigate risk and deliver smarter assets.

Presenters: Barbara Day and Jean-Pierre Chanard


Getting the Most Out of Construction – Using BIM as a Collaboration and Innovation Enabler

Friday, September 23, 2016: 13:30-15:00

WSP has for long been monitoring the evolution of BIM and took an early decision to be a pioneer and a forerunner in its development and implementation within the industry. As a result of that strategy we have gained experience on a large scale of different types of projects and during all project stages.A significant lesson learned from all this project experience is that to get the most out of construction we need to have available, correct and complete information. To achieve that, the early involvement of all concerned disciplines in establishing common goals and the right level of detailing in the modeling are to be seen as success factors.

During this session will we will present several projects with its foundation within Bridge and Hydraulic engineering, all from small scale to large multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects.

Presenter: Stefan Wilck